Martin Blaimer4
Daniel Haddad3
Mark Griswold3
4Martin Blaimer
3Daniel Haddad
3Mark Griswold
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BACKGROUND Inhibition of early platelet adhesion by blockade of glycoprotein-IB (GPIb) protects mice from ischemic stroke. To elucidate underlying mechanisms in-vivo, infarct development was followed by ultra-high field MRI at 17.6 Tesla. METHODS Cerebral infarction was induced by transient-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion (tMCAO) for 1 hour in C57/BL6(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is an inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the CNS and an animal model of multiple sclerosis. We used high-field MR microscopy at 17.6 T to image spinal cord inflammatory lesions in the acute stage of chronic relapsing rat EAE. We sought to compare lesions detected on MR imaging with(More)
  • Tobias Hertlein, Volker Sturm, Stefan Kircher, Thomas Basse-Lüsebrink, Daniel Haddad, Knut Ohlsen +1 other
  • 2011
BACKGROUND During the last years, (19)F-MRI and perfluorocarbon nanoemulsion (PFC) emerged as a powerful contrast agent based MRI methodology to track cells and to visualize inflammation. We applied this new modality to visualize deep tissue abscesses during acute and chronic phase of inflammation caused by Staphylococcus aureus infection. METHODOLOGY AND(More)
  • Philip J. Hill, Jochen Stritzker, Miriam Scadeng, Ulrike Geissinger, Daniel Haddad, Thomas C. Basse-Lüsebrink +3 others
  • 2011
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that human ferritin can be used as a reporter of gene expression for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Bacteria also encode three classes of ferritin-type molecules with iron accumulation properties. METHODS AND FINDINGS Here, we investigated whether these bacterial ferritins can also be used as MRI reporter genes and(More)
Cell-based therapy after myocardial infarction (MI) is a promising therapeutic option but the relevant cell subsets and dosage requirements are poorly defined. We hypothesized that cell therapy for myocardial infarction is improved by ex vivo expansion and high-dose transplantation of defined hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). Since beta-catenin(More)
Most k-space-based parallel imaging reconstruction techniques, such as Generalized Autocalibrating Partially Parallel Acquisitions (GRAPPA), necessitate the acquisition of regularly sampled Cartesian k-space data to reconstruct a nonaliased image efficiently. However, non-Cartesian sampling schemes offer some inherent advantages to the user due to their(More)
BACKGROUND The emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in recent decades has highlighted the importance of developing new drugs to treat infections. However, in addition to the design of new drugs, the development of accurate preclinical testing methods is essential. In vivo imaging technologies such as bioluminescence imaging (BLI) or magnetic resonance(More)
Transgenic mice bred on C57Bl/6 or Sv/129 genetic background are frequently used in stroke research. It is well established that variations in cerebrovascular anatomy and hemodynamics can influence stroke outcome in different inbred mouse lines. We compared stroke development in C57Bl/6 and Sv/129 mice in the widely used model of transient middle cerebral(More)
There is a series of tools useful for gathering diagnostic information on patients with temporomandibular joint disorders. Tracings of the joint movement (axiography) provide useful information about the motion of the joints. Since the availability of electronic axiographic tracers, the movement of the condyles can be resolved with high resolution both in(More)
The sandfish (Scincus scincus) is a lizard having the remarkable ability to move through desert sand for significant distances. It is well adapted to living in loose sand by virtue of a combination of morphological and behavioural specializations. We investigated the bodyform of the sandfish using 3D-laserscanning and explored its locomotion in loose desert(More)